Musa sikkimensis syn. M. hookeri Banana, an essential Exotic banana plant for your tropical garden
An excellent edition to the exotic border being a strong and vigorous plant from Sikkim in the monsoon areas of the Himalayas. It has tougher and has more upright leaves than Musa basjoo and not quite as hardy, though it is far more resistant to shredding winds, so excellent for more open gardens.
Musa sikkimensis ‘Red Tiger’
The leaves are rich dark green, shiny and often flushed with ruby red tints especially when young, though it usually reverts to plain green with age; the undersides of the leaves are flushed maroon. It is suitable for large containers or growing in the border with winter protection.
Care, propagating and position
Can be grown from root division or seed. It tolerates most growing conditions though prefers a sheltered position on fertile soil.Musa sikkimensis syn. M. hookeri is a form with more pronounced markings that are streaked with dark purple on the upper surface and a reddish purple below, making it an excellent choice.
Latin Name: Musa sikkimensis syn. M. hookeri
Semi- hardy, sun or dappled shade
Ease of growing: Easy
Position: Full sun to dappled shade
Fertile well drained soil
Musa sikkimensis for sale online not all month of the year, so keep an eye out!
Musa sikkimensis ‘Red Tiger’ for sale by UK sellers below.
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